Jasmine Rice Recipe

Jasmine Rice Recipe

Jasmine rice is subtler compared to normal basmati rice and in native to Thailand. It is a long grained rice just like the basmati rice, but comparatively stickier than most other long grained rice varieties. Brown jasmine rice is the unpolished version of jasmine rice and is very popular among health conscious people. It is extremely rich in a number of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber. One of the well-known jasmine rice benefits is that it can prevent constipation problems. A cup of jasmine rice contains 4.2 grams of protein, which makes it a low protein food. Protein, just like fiber, is a nutrient that must be consumed everyday for maintaining optimum health.

Ingredients:

1/2 cups Thai jasmine rice
3 cups water

Instructions:

1. Place rice in a small saucepan (approx. 2-1/2 qt). Rinse rice by running cold water over two or three times to cover and pouring the water out. This rids the rice of excess starch powder and broken rice which makes the cooked rice mushy and sticky. Add just enough water to cover the top of the rice by 1/2-inch (approximately 3 cups).
2. A convenient trick is to place your middle finger, just touching the top of the rice in the pan. The water level should be just below the first joint of your finger, from the tip. No measuring needed.
3. Cover the pot with the lid. Place over medium to medium high heat. Bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, another 10 minutes, until the water has completely evaporated.
5. Turn off the burner and allow rice to sit, covered, for at least another 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature (especially with spicy curries). Serves 2 to 3.

Source: www.templeofthai.com